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in our place as far as our role in the cosmos, doesn't it? the fact that we here on earth are part of something much bigger. >> reporter: and then sky gazers tonight, millions of starting to make the long journey home. americans in the path of the eclipse. 99 years since the last total in remote, rigby, idaho, traffic solar eclipse to cross the entire country. from the west coast to the east. for mime. >> this goes as far as the eye [ cheers ] from oregon to idaho, wyoming to can see. >> reporter: this traffic jam nebraska. missouri to illinois. started precisely as the eclipse kentucky to tennessee, to south ended. people had packed, gotten into carolina. our team's in all of the states, their cars. one family headed back to california. >> how long do you expect that to take you with this traffic? in small towns, on farms in >> about 20 hours. >> 20 hours. national parks. americans looking to the sky. worth it? 20 hours. >> oh, yeah! and tonight, the massive traffic >> reporter: as it was for a nation of americans soaking up jams across multiple states. we are in the middle of it. the great american eclipse. also tonight, the major >> that was a resounding answer news. the disaster at sea. from that family there, matt. matt gutman joining us live from another violent collision involving a u.s. naysy ship. ten sailors missing tonight. mattress, oregon, and stunning where you are. breaking news. hours later, those lines and president trump set to address that traffic, people still the nation on afghanistan in trying to get out? >> reporter: that's right,
david. earlier we saw the great just hours. will he send more american american eclipses but this troops? afternoon, we got to see the what we have learned. great american escape, and the shootout at the courthouse. tonight, the northwest in a judge reportedly ambushed. gridlock. it took people over three hours just to get out of the parking pulling out his own weapon and firing back. lot here tonight. the passenger attempting to open the door of an american i asked one motorist, was it airlines flight. worth it? she responded it was totality good evening, and it's great worth it. got to have a sense of humor, david. >> we get it, matt. to have you with us here on a the great trip home. monday night. we have a lot of news to get to thank you. there were so many powerful, tonight. but we are here in charleston breath taking images. where we witnessed that once in a lifetime cosmic event, along we have two more quick questions on this. with millions of americans let's bring in our meteorologists who were on all today. the total solar eclipse. afternoon. ginger zee, in nashville, and the first seen coast to coast rob marciano in lincoln city, across america in nearly a oregon. the temperature change, how much century. this nasa satellite image did it actually drop during the showing the shadow of the moon eclipse? moving across the country. we were expecting, 10, 12 millions drawing together to take in the view from oregon to degrees. why were we lucky? there was cloud cover, and then the clouds opened up. it happened over and over again. chicago. to times square in new york >> reporter: well, let's do city. tonight, the massive traffic as millions try too make their way temperature. it officially dropped here six
degrees in nashville. home. abc's senio but krn had dropped up to 14 correspondent, matt gutman, leading us off. >> reporter: after so much anticipation, it arrived right on schedule. degrees. there are places even in the the celestial matinee turning west that saw a good 10 to night to day. lincoln city, oregon, the first 12-degree drop. as far as the clouds, let me tell you. the number one ingredient, you stop for totality. >> oh, it is just absolutely need sunlight. you take that sunlight away and spectacular. look how dark it is. watch what happens. how quiet it is. we have this from the national it is like being in the eye of a hurricane. weather service in mobile. the time lapse, the clouds, and >> reporter: next up, the place known as solar city. then the shadow of the moon, >> i'm almost speechless, the crowd here is absolutely taking away like the oxygen of a ecstatic. fire. once the sun comes back, they i'm going to have our camera start building again. that certainly had something to man, glen, turn down the lights. do with the reduction in clouds, turn it off, glen -- lets see how dark is really is. david. >> yeah. it's pitch black here! whatever the reason, we welcomed this is the most incredible thing i've ever seen. it in so many cities along the >> reporter: madras, oregon way, and rob marciano, nasa loved to study that corona going dark for 2:04, and then today. we don't see it with the naked eye, but many americans saw the that sliver of sun coming back. corona today. >> reporter: something you can only see during a total eclipse. it's the outer atmosphere of the of sun coming back there are thousands of people here. sun. it burns really, really hot and 100,000 people just in this part of oregon, outside of madras, feasting their eyes on a it turns different colors spectacle many of us will never get to see again.
the darkness marching east, traveling an average of 1,800 miles per hour. and to a place known as "carhenge" in alliance, nebraska -- american throughout the event, so it is cars forming a replica of certainly something spectacular to see. >> and rob, that diamond ring, the stunning moment as we stonehenge -- built by a family traveled from state to state, 30 years ago. 38 cars rescued from nearby what causes that effect? >> reporter: well, you know, the surface of the moon is not farms, from the dumps. regular, so it's the first and they painted them all gray. but right now you can't see the last glimpses of the sun before color. and after totality, and then the you can just see the outline of them under that extraordinary moment there. last part of that corona, it the spectacle landing in city after city, looks like a diamond ring. including the so-called capital incredible, david. >> all right. our team of meteorologists, rob of the eclipse -- carbondale, illinois. >> reporter: but carbondale, marciano and ginger zee. which should have had two our thanks to both of you for minutes and 41 seconds of our coverage all day long. darkness, darkened by something in the meantime, we move else -- clouds. onto other news tonight and that you guys have brought us into disaster at sea involving a u.s. the drama, and you have 45 seconds there, and it all navy destroyer. depeeather system sailors missing, and the above you. question, how did it happen thousands who again? traveled there, crestfallen. the "uss john s. mccain" they are looking up because this might be the only and best shot of it they get. colliding with an oil tank in the waters off the coast of singapore. ten sailors are missing tonight. but then, with just even more troubling, it's the seconds left -- the clouds part >> there it is! there it is! second collision for a ship in >> what an extraordinary gift, just two months. the final few seconds. >> reporter: in kelly, kentucky -- something here's abc's senior foreign
affairs correspondent, martha else emerges in the sky. raddatz tonight. >> we can see venus here at this >> reporter: tonight, the crippled "uss mccain" is in port point in kelly, kentucky. at a naval base in singapore, while searchers work to find >> i love the fact that you can those ten missing sailors. see venus. and the navy scrambles to find >> reporter: even the president the cause of this latest stepping out of the white house to watch. finally, the last major stop for accident. the great american eclipse -- the gaping hole in the ship's hull giving only a hint of the horror that took charleston, south carolina. place inside. the clouds cooperating. >> you know, it really puts us >> it's an intolerable and inexcusable tragedy. >> reporter: it was before dawn when the destroyer, one of the most sophisticated ships in the navy, collided with the oil tanker in a busy shipping lane in the south china sea. the bulbous nose of the tanker piercing the destroyer's left side, which would be near berthing areas for the crew. in addition to those missing, five sailors were injured, four medevaced to a hospital in singapore. it is the fourth navy mishap this year. the second major collision for the 7th fleet in two months. seven sailors died in june when the "uss fitzgerald" collided with a container ship off the coast of japan. >> what have we missed?
has something changed in the environment? are radars and we're only relying on radars and not basic seamanship? >> reporter: the senior officers on the "uss fitzgerald" have been relieved of duty, and the navy announced all operations will be halted for the next several days for the entire fleet. >> this trend demands more forceful action. as such, i direct an operational pause be taken in all of our fleets around the world. >> and martha raddatz with us live tonight, and martha, this is not only a human tragedy with these sailors still missing tonight, but this leaves the navy now without two ships in the pacific, at such a critical time. >> reporter: it does, david. you now have $2 billion warships out of commission all coming at a time of tension with china, and when north korea is threatening the u.s. and its allies with what it says are nuclear-tipped missiles, david. >> all right, martha raddatz with us on a monday night.
martha, thank you. next here this evening to that developing headline at this hour. the president set to address the nation just a short time tr now. will he send more american troops to afghanistan? abc's senior white house correspondent, cecilia vega, is in ft. myer in virginia tonight. >> reporter: tonight, president trump hoping to turn the page after one of the worst weeks of his presidency. in a primetime address to the nation, the president is expected to announce his decision to send more troops to afghanistan, following the advice of his generals who argue, the only way to ultimately beat back the taliban and isis, is with more american boots on the ground. >> it's a very big decision for me. i took over a mess, and we're going to make it a lot less messy. >> reporter: the move would mark a major reversal for mr. trump. here he was in 2012 -- >> afghanistan is a total and complete disaster. what are we doing? let's get with it. get out of afghanistan. >> reporter: the following year tweeting --
"we have wasted an enormous amount of blood and treasure in afghanistan. their government has zero appreciation. let's get out! and as a candidate, he kept it up. >> the people opposing us are the same people who we've -- and think of this, who've wasted $6 trillion on wars in the middle east. we could have rebuilt our country twice. that have produced only more terrorism, more death, more suffering. >> reporter: but just last week, a much more measured tone about the war that has already claimed the lives of more than 2,200 american service members. >> i have been looking at it. it's our longest war in history, 17 years. that's unacceptable. we will be making decisions, as you know very well. we're looking into that very closely. >> reporter: the president's decision made during a visit to camp david on friday. the white house releasing these behind-the-scenes images, set to music. the president surrounded by members of his national security team as he makes perhaps the
most consequential military move of his presidency so far. >> cecilia vega joins us from ft. meyer tonight where the president will speak just a short time from now, and as you reported, the president is expected to announce he is sending more american troops to afghanistan. how many are we talking about here? >> reporter: well, david. we don't expect him to give an exact number tonight, be you we know his generals have requested about 4,000 more troops and the president is expected to meet that request, but, you know, david, this would bring in a total number of u.s. troops on the ground in afghanistan to more than 1,200 people, and they are getting ready to g inside and hear that speech. >> we'll see you for the west coast after his speech, and then abc news will bring you the president's speech live at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. in the meantime, overseas tonight and to spain where the man is suspected of driving a van into tourists in barcelona
is now dead. younes abouyaaqoub is seen on surveillance escaping after thursday's deadly attack. police tracked him to a vineyard, and he was carrying a bag full of knives. back here at home tonights and to an ohio judge reportedly ambushed outside the courthouse. shot sheffer times, but managing to pull out his own weapon. the assailant was killed, and abc's alex perez is on the scene in steubenville, ohio tonight. >> reporter: tonight, ohio investigators hunting for answers. >> we need a 911!. we need a squad up here. we had shots fired. >> reporter: after a brazen targeted attack against a judge as he was heading into work. >> it just hurts. you have a judge shot in front of his cloourthouse. >> reporter: around 7:00 a.m. authorities say the suspect nate richmond, arrived at jefferson county court armed with a gun, lying in wait, sitting in a car nearby. just after 8:00 a.m. -- as judge joseph bruzzese was making his way to the courthouse --
authorities say the suspect ambushed him, firing five shots at point-blank range. >> it's up to the judge here, and then he shoots back, and he shoves the judge down. >> reporter: the judge, who carries a gun, firing back. and a probation officer nearby also returning fire on richmond, who was killed on the scene. the suspect is the estranged father of malik richmond, the former steubenville high school star football player who was convicted in 2013 of sexually assaulting a student. nate richmond had a number of cases in his courtroom throughout the years. >> whether or not there's a connection between any of the prior appearances in that courtroom in today's action, we don't want know the answer to that yet. >> reporter: and officials say the judge is in stable condition and his injuries are not life-threatening. >> alex perez in ohio for us. thank you, alex. and now a major development in the stabbing case we have been following for more than three years now. anissa weier, one of the two
wisconsin girls accused in the slender man case has now entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge. she and a companion were just 12 years old when they lured a classmate into the woods to please a factitious character named slnder man. there is much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday. the deadly earthquake late today, and the images coming in today. buildings damaged, and people rushing into the streets in pan irk. and the payout facing johnson & johnson. facing $4 million in a lawsuit, involving a common household ingredient and possible cancer risks. and chaos in the cabin when a passenger tries to open the door on an american airlines flight in midair. other passengers screaming in alarm. we'll be right back.
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witness together. it's a moment of unity, but it's also a reminder of our place in the cosmos. >> this is extraordinary. that humankind has figure out that we live on a big sphere, orbiting another sphere with a smaller sphere orbiting us, and once in a while, these things line up and we experienced totality today. >> when you think about the families who gathered along this ruth across america and so many popular cities being in the path, people were able to see a moment in their lifetime. >> absolutely. . it was spectacular. the moon covers the sun. it goes dark. the crickets were chirping. and then the other thing is we appreciate the fact we were able to predict it and understand it. >> you say our place in space. it's hard to believe that at one point, it used to instill fear. we know so much more about what happens in a total solar eclipse than we used to centuries ago. >> it would be a really troubling thing if you didn't
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